We publish below an appeal by the Hungarian bookshop Gondolkodó Autonóm Antikvárium that we received with the request to support them and to spread the appeal. The ICC has known and appreciated this bookshop for more than 15 years. Our press is available at this address, as well as a lot of other internationalist publications in different languages. We have also been able to take part in different discussions organised in Budapest by the bookshop. In fact it is one of the rare bookshops with this proletarian (and not left bourgeois) focus in the East Central European region, even though we don’t know if it is the only one which has been functioning continuously for many years as the comrades write in their appeal.
A bookshop can be a place for distributing revolutionary positions and – even more important – for discussions about them in search for political clarification and theoretical coherence. The comrades of Gondolkodó Autonomous Bookshop and the ICC agree on the necessity to overcome the capitalist mode of production and national states, even if we have divergences about other issues, namely about the role of the revolutionaries and how to organize as such. However this is not an impediment to spreading this solidarity appeal but a stimulus for further debate – in Budapest or elsewhere, on the internet or in personal meetings.
Solidarity appeal for the renovation of Gondolkodó Autonóm Antikvárium (Gondolkodó Autonomous Bookshop) 2013 Summer.
The Gondolkodó Autonomous Bookshop is the only workers’ movement distribution place, library and meeting-place in the East Central European region (namely in Hungary) which has been functioning continuously for many years (now for 20 years). Now this place must be renovated because the walls are wet and mouldy, the mortar has been falling, the sets of shelves are rickety, the drainpipe is often clogged up etc. The condition of the library has been worsening gradually and also the distribution of publications is harder under these circumstances.
Since we can not pay for all the costs of the general renovation we ask for your financial help in order that we could do the renovation during the summer. Please support this aim according to your possibilities (if you can send 10 Euros then do it, but if you have more money you can send a bigger amount).
Comrades, activists and sympathisers, please spread our solidarity appeal and support us!
Thanks for your help in the name of internationalist proletarian solidarity!
GONDOLKODÓ AUTONOMOUS BOOKSHOP
Hungary- Bp-1012 . Logodi Utca 51
website : gondolkodo.mypressonline.com
e-mail: [email protected]
Name : Tütö László
Iban : HU 3912 0101 5401 3152 1900 2000 06
Swift code : UBRTHUHB
 See for instance our article on a public meeting held in 2010 at Budapest about the world economic situation and the perspectives for the class struggle, https://en.internationalism.org/icconline/2010/12/hungary-public-meeting